Having competent frontline operators is critical to safe operation of plant equipment. A competent person is defined as someone who has the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to carry out their responsibilities safely.
Using an apprenticeship standard Tarmac have created the Professional Operator Development Programme (PODP) for its new operators. This formalised programme develops an operator (of any age) from novice to skilled in 12 months developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to perform their role healthily and safely.
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